Who We Are


ON YOUR SIDE is owned by Richard Simpson, who has devoted over 25 years of his life to helping ill, disabled and injured people. Born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, Richard obtained his Bachelor of Arts, with a Major in Psychology, from Carleton University. After graduating from Carleton, Richard worked for four years as a Home Care Coordinator followed by eighteen years of disability claims case management for the City of Ottawa. Most recently, Richard joined a prestigious law firm as a consultant specializing in labour law. He has successfully completed numerous Mental Health seminars and workshops and continues to keep informed on various prevalent illnesses and their treatments.

Richard has the unique ability to balance empathy and compassion with knowledge and professionalism when dealing with clients, insurances carriers and government agencies. His expertise is comprehensive, ranging from dealing with insurance carriers to providing consultative services to employers, Unions and lawyers. Richard strives for resolutions in each and every file and stays with clients throughout the process, from start (application) to finish (reintegration/accommodation plan).

Richard is knowledgeable of the functional demands of every occupation imaginable from Fire Fighters to Zamboni drivers and Registered Nurses to Councillor’s assistants, and he provides professional advice and assistance to employees, Unions, Law Firms, and Health Care Professionals on all issues pertaining to Disability Claims and income replacement programs. His knowledge and experience in dealing with insurance carriers and government agencies is extensive.

Richard’s rate structure is very reasonable and he is passionate about assisting those with disabilities in securing income, and supporting them through their recovery to the point where they are reintegrated back into the workforce.


 I was fortunate enough to have Richard on my side when I was injured at home at my farm. when I attempted to return to work my employer tried to deny it based on an outdated assessment. Richard took my case and showed them how they were not adhering to their own rules for return to work and LTD requirements. I got my job back and thanks to Richard, was able to resume my career as a paramedic. Thank you Richard I was happy to have you on my side! 

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